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Massive pilgrimage reveals the true value of faith

Two million young pilgrims unite in prayer in a Europe still reeling from attacks by terrorists By Agnieszka Krawczynsk

Poll shows Canadians support Cassie and Molly's Law

About 70 per cent want to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus while attacking a pregnant woman By Deborah Gyapong

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Archdiocese bids farewell to Father Joe

Bishop-elect fought hard to escape to Canada By Chandra Lye Special to The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Joseph Ngu

Beloved friar dead at 101

Father Stan Frytek served Coquitlam francophone community for 26 years By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A

Local

Pastor discovers Pokestop on front steps

Saturday, 20 August 2016
Wildly popular game has more people stopping outside St. Patrick's Church By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A new app that's part scavenger hunt and part virtual reality is bringing people to the steps...
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Protestors paddle down the Peace to oppose Site C

Friday, 19 August 2016
Farmers, ranchers, activists, and First Nations unite in common cause against proposed dam By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Janet Gray, representing the B.C. and Yukon branch of KAIROS (left), and Katrina Laquian,...
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Life with faith on cruise control led to priest's reawakening

Thursday, 18 August 2016
Father Mark McGuckin ordained just a few months ago By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Father Mark McGuckin was ordained a priest May 14, 2016. Despite being raised in a Catholic family, Father McGuckin...
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Op-Ed

Culture is Our Business offers resource on pop culture

- Saturday, 20 August 2016

Culture is Our Business offers resource on pop culture BY C.S. MORRISSEY Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) was a pioneer Canadian theorist and educator in the fields of communication and media studies. He taught at the University of Toronto from 1946 to 1979 and became popular for his aphorism, 'the medium is the message,' which summarized his view of the media’s potent influence on shaping culture and styles of thinking. His major writings include The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), Understanding Media (1964), and The Medium Is the Massage (1967). (Source: WipfandStock.com) Marshall McLuhan said, “Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.” It was his provocative way of trying to redirect our attention towards what has the greatest hidden influence on our minds. We think we know how advertising works. We pride ourselves on our cynical self-awareness about the variety of...
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Dawn Eden shows God's love is essential for healing

- Monday, 18 July 2016

Dawn Eden shows God's love is essential for healing BY C.S. MORRISSEY Dawn Eden shows how the mercy of God brings healing and inner peace, writes C.S. Morrissey. (Image credit: Ron Sartini/Ave Maria Press) Dawn Eden shared a special spiritual resource with us in her previous book, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Therapy definitely helps us to cope, but only the love of God can set us free from the pain of our past. And who...
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Canadian

Couple credits prayers made before they met for successful marriage

Monday, 22 August 2016
It all started with three Hail Marys a day By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Jim and Joy Pinto celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2016, and they credit prayers each made before they met...
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Archbishop Hayes dies at 92

Saturday, 20 August 2016
Halifax prelate one of the few Canadian participants in Vatican II By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Halifax Archbishop-emeritus James Hayes, one of the last remaining Canadian participants in the Second Vatican Council, died in...
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Canadian Bar Association supports expanding euthanasia access

Saturday, 20 August 2016
Group wants to include mature minors and people with psychiatric illnesses or dementia By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Richard Grant, chairman of the CBA's constitutional law and human rights section. Deborah Gyapong (CCN). The...
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Sports

Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...
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B.C. Lions QB takes both football and life's challenges in stride

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Travis Lulay leaps into end zone on Catholicism, Popes, and how to be a role model (Caption: B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay tries to avoid Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Weldon Brown (#35) during...
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B.C. Lions host annual Faith Night

Friday, 15 November 2013
Players, coaches tackle questions on prayer, competing for a higher cause By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic The final score is the only statistic that matters to most CFL fans. Did the Lions win?...
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Special

Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...
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